Feb 3, 2013 10:30am EST
>>> coming up, david tereshchuk on the lifelong activism of rosa parks, who would have been 100 years old next week. >>> also, judy valente reports on the city long known for its religious conservatism that spent all last year fostering interfaith understanding. >>> and sufi whirling dervishes at washington's smithsonian institution. >>> welcome. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. a dramatic development this week in the catholic church's sex abuse crisis. prominent retired cardinal roger mahony was stripped of his public and administrative church duties in los angeles amid widespread criticism of how he covered up allegations of child sex abuse by priests. l.a.'s current archbishop jose gomez took the unprecedented step as the archdiocese began releasing internal documents which revealed the extent to which mahony worked to protect the church from the abuse scandal. gomez said the behavior described in the files was "sad and evil." mahony has issued several apologies for his actions. advocates for sex abuse victims called this a largely symbolic move.
Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
for one act and i think part of that celebration puts it all in the past, right, when the actual rosa parks keeps working on racial and social justice issues all the way up to the end of her life. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the man picked to lead the central intelligence agency was called today to defend his positions in the war on terror. john brennan's senate confirmation hearing revolved around several hotly debated policies. "newshour" congressional correspondent kwame holman has our report. >> reporter: even before the hearing got tru
Feb 19, 2013 10:00pm EST
't survive." >> we have funerals for olivia engel at 1:00 at saint rosa lima and dylan hockley in bethel. same thing we've been doing-- just be outside, respectful distance. is there anything else we need in newtown daily developments beyond that happening, anything we know of? >> yeah, one of the teachers, her stepfather is a reporter here. and i think as sort of a defense mechanism i thought, "it couldn't be," you know? "we'd know already something." and eventually it was confirmed. so, you know, a story that was difficult enough for all of us to report anyway was, you know, that much more emotional, that much more difficult. >> the sort of overarching issue that i'm looking at is whether or not sandy hook truly is a tipping point in the debate over gun violence, and that whatever the solutions are out there, these 20 innocent children lost, this will make a difference. and i'm sort of examining that optimism against the reality that the gun control debate in america is exceedingly divisive. >> it is a sad honor to be here today. it's been one month since i lost my son dylan, and 25 ot
Feb 24, 2013 6:00pm EST
by congresswoman rosa delauro of connecticut. >> storm that hill, make the difference. >> inside, the activists are greeted by congresswoman donna edwards of maryland, who, with delauro, has introduced legislation raising the minimum wage for tipped workers. >> i know that when i waited tables, i didn't just do it because i needed some extra change. i did it because i had to pay my rent. i did it because i had to make sure that i had food in my refrigerator. i did it because i needed transportation to get back and forth to school. it was a job. >> saru jayaraman's new book "behind the kitchen door" is an insider's expose of what it's really like to work at the lowest rungs of the restaurant industry. >> there are actually now over 10 million restaurant workers in the united states. so seven of the ten lowest paying jobs in america are restaurant jobs, and the two absolute lowest paying jobs in america are restaurant dishwashers and fast food preps and cooks are the two absolute lowest paying jobs in america. these workers earn poverty wages because the minimum wage for tipped workers at the fed